C’s Recap – Back-To-Back Jacks From Lopez & Kirwer Lift Canadians Over Dust Devils

Vancouver Canadians Otto Lopez

Otto Lopez hit a tie-breaking home run in the fifth inning for Vancouver Tuesday.

C's RecapThe Vancouver Canadians got back on track as they dumped the Tri-City Dust Devils 5-2 at Nat Bailey Stadium Wednesday night. The C’s got more good news on the out-of-town scoreboard as Everett knocked off Spokane. That gives Vancouver a two-game lead over the AquaSox and Indians for first place in the North Division.

Tri-City Dust Devils play-by-play announcer Chris King says he has heard a lot of How To Get Away With Murder jokes when Sam Keating has been on the mound this season. Well, this story will add a few more logs to that fire. For those not familiar with the ABC TV series, Sam Keating was a character played by actor Tom Verica in season one.

On the diamond, Keating is a 19 year-old righthander who was a fourth round pick of the San Diego Padres in the 2017 draft. He was able to get away from a couple of sticky situations in the first two innings. Tanner Kirwer reached on a fielder’s choice and Yorman Rodriguez singled with one out. Despite a double steal, Keating struck out Griffin Conine and Christopher Bec to escape that jam. The second inning saw McGregory Contreras double with one out and he tried to score on a Nick Podkul single to center but he was thrown out at the plate. Keating plunked Brett Wright with a pitch before striking out Otto Lopez to strand two more runners.

Vancouver Canadians Joey Murray

Joey Murray pumps his first after completing two scoreless innings against Tri-City Wednesday.

Joey Murray had a couple of obstacles to deal with in his two-inning stint. He sandwiched a Grant Little single and stolen base by striking out Xavier Edwards and Dwanya Williams-Sutton to end the first. The second inning saw Murray strike out the side swinging by whiffing Blake Hunt, Luis Ascunsion and Luke Becker to strand Justin Paulsen at second after a walk and a wild pitch.

Vancouver Canadians Sean Wymer

Sean Wymer won his fourth game of the year after pitching three innings Wednesday.

Tri-City would break the scoreless tie in the third against Sean Wymer. Edwards reached on a fielder’s choice and swiped second and Little walked before Tucupita Marcano smashed a ground ball that Rodriguez could not handle at first. Marcano was credited with a base hit that resulted in Edwards coming in to score and Little and Marcano both advancing into scoring position on the throw to the plate. A Williams-Sutton sacrifice fly to right brought in Little with the Dust Devils second run.

Vancouver Canadians Jesus Severino

Jesus Severino celebrates a run-scoring double that produced Vancouver’s first run Wednesday.

Keating retired the side in order in the third but he would not get away clean in the fourth. Bec began the frame with a base hit, stole second and scored on a Jesus Severino double to get Vancouver on the board. Contreras then blooped a single just out of the reach of Paulsen at first to score Severino with the tying run.

Vancouver Canadians Tanner Kirwer

Tanner Kirwer connected for his third home run of the season Wednesday.

Keating was then burned by back-to-back home runs by Lopez and Kirwer as Lopez dropped one into the C’s bullpen in left field before Kirwer found the seats in the home run porch in left to give Vancouver a 4-2 advantage.

Vancouver would add one more tally in the sixth when Contreras singled, swiped second and came in to score when Lopez greeted Dust Devils reliever Gabe Mosser with a single to left.

Vancouver Canadians Troy Miller

Troy Miller kept Tri-City off the board in the sixth and seventh innings Wednesday.

The bullpens shut things down the rest of the way with Wen-Hua Sung tossing a scoreless eighth. Troy Miller worked two shutout frames while Joey Pulido and Cobi Johnson contributed their own goose eggs to finish off the victory for Vancouver.

Vancouver Canadians Joey Pulido

Joey Pulido worked a 1-2-3 eighth inning for Vancouver Wednesday night.

Radar Gun Rundown

radar_gun_iconMurray was around 71 to 89 miles per hour during his two-inning stint.

Wymer had pitches as low as 77 and as high as 93. He did hit 95 on his final pitcher. Miller and Johnson were both at 92 while Pulido had offerings at 85, 92 and 95.


C's NotesPodkul helped Wymer out with two big defensive plays at second in the fifth inning. Edwards got aboard on a leadoff bunt single and took off from first with Little at the plate. Podkul was on his way to cover the bag before ranging over to his left just in time to catch Little’s liner to send Edwards back to first. Edwards would steal second and get to third after a Wright throwing error behind the dish. Kirwer unleashed a strong throw from right field to nearly get Edwards at third. However, Podkul would get Edwards at home as he handled a ground ball from Marcano and threw it to Wright who applied the tag at the plate.

Podkul also started a slick 4-6-3 double play of the bat of Luke Becker to help Miller escape a first-and-second jam in the sixth when Blake Hunt walked and Luis Ascunsion beat out a single at third despite a valiant effort from Lopez.

Lopez also had a defensive gem to help out Miller in the seventh. Little walked and Marcano laid down a bunt single as part of a two-out uprising before Lopez made a diving stop to his left on a Williams-Sutton ground ball and threw it over to second to force Little for the third out.

Vancouver had 13 hits, a walk and two hit by pitches and only struck out five times. They had four hits in nine tries with runners at second and/or third with eight men left on base.

Vancouver Canadians McGregory Contreras

McGregory Contreras increased his batting average by 18 points to .274 with a four-hit effort Wednesday.

Contreras had a perfect day at the dish by going 4-for-4 with a double, a run batted in and a stolen base. Lopez had a hit and a walk to go with his third homer of the year while Wright doubled and took two for the team. Bec had the other multi-hit game by going 2-for-4 with a stolen base. Also stealing bases were Rodriguez and Kirwer. That swipe by Kirwer leaves him one back of Eugene’s Fernando Kelli and his 27 steals. Eight C’s recorded hits in this one with only Conine shut out in that department.

Murray struck out five over two innings to help work around a hit and a walk over the first two frames. Wymer was charged with two runs with four hits and a walk and struck out one to improve to 4-2 on the year. Miller scattered two hits and two walks and struck out one in his two innings of work. Pulido struck out one in a perfect eighth while Johnson worked around a hit and a walk with one punchout in the ninth for his ninth save in as many opportunities.

Orlando Pascual has rejoined the Canadians after being sent down from Lansing. The 2017 Northwest League All-Star righthanded reliever began the year with the C’s before getting called up to Lansing July 2. Pascual was 0-2 with a 4.57 earned run average with the Lugnuts. The 22 year-old Dominican struck out 21 batters in 21-2/3 innings but walked 16 and plunked two more. Pascual is now wearing #21 after wearing #18 to begin the year with Vancouver. This is his third different number over two seasons with the C’s after wearing #8 to begin 2017.

Catcher/outfielder Reilly Johnson also has a new uniform number upon his return from Lansing. The 21 year-old wore #26 to begin the year with Vancouver before he was called up to Lansing in late June. Johnson is now wearing #36.

Yorman Rodriguez has also switched uniform numbers. He was wearing #34 but has now taken #13 which was worn by shortstop Vinny Capra until his recent promotion to Lansing. Rodriguez has worn three different numbers during his time with the C’s after wearing #35 last year.

The series finale between the C’s and T-C goes Thursday afternoon at Nat Bailey Stadium. The game can be heard on CanadiansBaseball.com and BNN Bloomberg Radio 1410. Pre-game show is at 12:00 and Rob Fai will call the action beginning with a 1:05 pm first pitch. Lefthander Nick Allgeyer (0-0, 2.61) gets the start for Vancouver against Tri-City lefty Omar Cruz (1-0, 0.52).




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C’s Recap – Silva Scintillating But Dust Devils Down Canadians In Series Opener

Vancouver Canadians Elio Silva

Elio Silva tossed six innings of one-run ball against Tri-City Tuesday night.

C's RecapThe Vancouver Canadians started their six-game homestand with a clunker as they fell to the Tri-City Dust Devils 4-1 at Nat Bailey Stadium Tuesday night. Vancouver’s lead in the North Division is down to one game as Spokane spanked Everett Tuesday.

Vancouver scored the first run of the game when Otto Lopez tripled to center field off Henry Henry with one away. A Tanner Kirwer sacrifice fly brought Lopez home.

Tri-City would tie it in the top of the fourth when Dwayna Williams-Sutton slammed a two-out solo shot to left-center field off Elio Silva.

The Dust Devils would break the tie in the eighth with a one-out rally against Denis Diaz. Kelvin Alarcon got aboard on a walk, stole second base and reached third on a Tre Carter single to first. Xavier Edwards also walked to load the bases. Diaz struck out Grant Little for the second out before giving the ball to Connor Law. Tucapita Marcano hit a sharp ground ball but it was booted by Nick Podkul for a two-base error and that wound up clearing the bases.

Jonathan Guzman worked two shutout innings for the win. Jordan Guerrero closed it out in the ninth.

Radar Gun Rundown

radar_gun_iconSilva was in the 79-92 range.

Diaz had a strikeout at 90.

Law had one strikeout at 95 and hit 98 at one point.

Vancouver Canadians Brandon Polizzi

Brandon Polizzi had a hit and made two good plays with the glove Tuesday.


C's NotesPolizzi had a fielding error at second just two batters into the game but he redeemed himself with two defensive gems. He made a diving stop to rob Edwards of a hit to end the third inning before running a long way near the right field line to retire Williams-Sutton on a pop-up in the seventh.

Sterling Guzman helped out Silva in the third by coming off the bag at first after an off-target throw by Podkul from third base to get Carter. Guzman also made a diving stop in the eighth inning on a ground ball by Carter and tossed it to Diaz covering the bag from the seat of his pants but Carter beat it out. C’s manager Dallas McPherson came out to argue the close play at first.

Law tried to bail out Diaz but Marcano hit a sharp grounder that was booted by Podkul. Some aggressive baserunning by Marcano and Edwards produced the third run of the frame. The C”s were unable to get Marcano heading to second and Edwards took off for home and made it easily.

Silva gave up just a solo home run and a walk over six innings. He struck out four and racked up 10 outs on the ground. Diaz pitched 1-2/3 innings and gave up three unearned runs on three hits and two walks with one strikeout. Diaz—not the quickest worker on the mound—was bailed out in the seventh when Yorman Rodriguez threw out Hunt trying to steal third to end that threat. Law had three strikeouts in 1-1/3 innings but all three inherited runners scored on his watch.

Vancouver Canadians Otto Lopez

Otto Lopez had two hits for Vancouver in a losing cause Tuesday.

After a Lopez leadoff single was wasted in the first, Christopher Bec started the second with a infield hit to third and made it to second on a Henry wild pitch. Bec tried to get to third on a McGregory Contreras ground ball to short but he was thrown out by Marcano. Contreras would steal second but Guzman and Podkul went down swinging to kill that rally.

The C’s had another chance to break the tie in the fifth when Podkul and Polizzi had back-to-back one-out singles to put them at first and third. Lopez had a comebacker to Henry on the mound and he threw out Podkul at the plate.

Vancouver tried to rally again in the ninth when Bec walked with one out against Guerrero and Contreras lined a single to center off Edwards at second to put runners on the corners. Guerrero would dial it up to 101 miles per hour as he dispatched Guzman and Podkul on strikeouts to end the game.

Lopez had a two-hit game for Vancover and Bec reached twice with a knock and a walk. The C’s was 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and stranded seven men on base. They struck out 10 times and drew just two walks.

The C’s and Double-D’s go it again Wednesday night at 7:05 pm. Rob Fai will have the call on TSN 1040 and CanadiansBaseball.com. The pregame show starts at 6:00 pm.




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C’s Recap – Canadians Take Third Extra Innings Affair In Salem-Keizer


Josh Winckowski pitched 6-1/3 shutout innings in Salem-Keizer Monday.

C's RecapThe Vancouver Canadians prevailed for the third time in extra innings with a 3-1 triumph in 10 innings over the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes at Volcanoes Stadium Monday night. The victory was the fourth straight for the C’s as they completed their road trip with a 7-3 record. The Canadians remain two games up on Spokane for the North Division lead in the second but are now three ahead of Everett after an extra-innings loss to Eugene. Spokane also won in 10 innings against Boise.

Not a single run was scored in regulation as the Salem-Keizer trio of Jake Wong, Alex DuBord and Trent Topilkar matched zeros with the Vancouver threesome of Josh Winckowksi, Justin Watts and Will McAffer.

The 10th inning began with Griffin Conine at second base and he would come in to score on a throwing error by Nico Giarratano on a ground ball by Jesus Severino. A Sterling Guzman tapper back to the mound pushed Severino to second. Christopher Bec got Severino over to third with an infield single to third. McGregory Contreras then singled to left to bring in Severino with the second Vancouver run. Matt Frisbee relieved Topilkar and got Reilly Johnson to pop up to second for the second out. Bec would score when the ball got away from Volcanoes catcher Joey Bart. Contreras got caught in a rundown between first and second to end the rally.

Salem-Keizer would have Giarratano on second base to begin the home half of the 10th. The Volcanoes would load the bases against McAffer with a Jett Manning walk and a Christopher Burks base hit. A sacrifice fly to right by Aaron Bond scored Giarratano but Bond slammed his helmet down to the ground in frustration as Conine timed his leap to make the catch. Diego Rincones lined one right at Severino at short for the second out but McAffer plunked Bart with a pitch to load up the bases again. McAffer finally ended it by getting Wander Franco fly out to center field.

Vancouver Canadians Justin Watts

Justin Watts stranded two runners, struck out three and tossed 2-1/3 scoreless innings for Vancouver Monday.


C's NotesWinckowski used a couple of double play balls to erase base hits in the first two innings. Rincones hit into a 4-3 twin-killing to wipe out a Bond leadoff walk in the first. A 4-6-3 deuce by Medrano in the second flushed a rally that began with base hits by Franco and Dalton Combs.

Winckowski also had to survive a one-out single by Burks and his own throwing error on a pickoff attempt in the fourth. The righthander did that by starting a stretch that saw him sit down eight hitters in a row before Burks began the sixth with a double. Winckowski would strand Burks by retiring the next three hitters in a row, two by strikeout as Bond and Bart went down swinging to bracket a Rincones popout to second.

Vancouver Canadians Will McAffer


Will McAffer earned his fifth victory of the season for Vancouver Monday.

The Volcanoes would put the pressure on Winckowski again in the seventh when Franco began the seventh with a single and Medrano walked with one out. Watts entered the game and dispatched Giarratano on a strikeout before getting Manning to ground out to third. Watts retired the first five men he faced before walking Franco with one out in the ninth. After Combs flied out, McAffer replaced Watts and walked Medrano before inducing a fly out by Giarratano to extend the game into the 10th.

Vancouver Canadians Christopher Bec

Christopher Bec had a double and a single in Salem-Keizer Monday.

A Nick Podkul single in the first was all Vancouver got in the first five innings and Podkul was forced out on a Conine double play. A Brandon Polizzi base hit with two outs in the sixth represented the first time Vancouver sent more than three men to the plate. Polizzi came into the game as a defensive replacement in center field for Hunter Steinmetz in the bottom of the fifth. Severino had a two-out single in the seventh but the C’s best chance to score came in the eighth when Bec began the frame with a double. Conine and Johnson would strike out before Polizzi flied out to strand Bec.

Vancouver and Salem-Keizer had six hits apiece. There were 21 strikeouts in the game with the C’s going down swinging nine times without drawing a walk. They were 2-for-8 with three runners left on.

The Vancouver Canadians begin a six-game homestand against a pair of North Division rivals at Nat Bailey Stadium. The Tri-City Dust Devils are in town for a three-game series beginning Tuesday night. Rob Fai will have the call on TSN 1040 and CanadiansBaseball.com with the pre-game show at 6:00 pm. First pitch is at 7:05 pm.


cs-tweetCongratulations to 2014 C’s pitcher Sean Reid-Foley for making his first major league start in Kansas City Monday. He lasted five innings and gave up three runs but took the loss as the Blue Jays lost 3-1.



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C’s Recap – Canadians Sting Salem-Keizer Again With Extra Inning Victory

Vancouver Canadians Yorman Rodriguez

Yorman Rodriguez drove in two runs for Vancouver, including the game-winner Sunday.

C's RecapThe Vancouver Canadians will be returning home with a winning record on their 10-game road trip. They were able to pick up a 6-4 victory in 10 innings over the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes at Volcanoes Stadium Sunday. The C’s saw their second-half North Division lead in increase to two games over Everett and Spokane as they lost their games Sunday afternoon. Vancouver is now 11-6 in the second half and are 30-25 overall.

Salem-Keizer starter Seth Corry did himself no favours walked Otto Lopez and Tanner Kirwer to begin the game. A Griffin Conine grounder to the right side of the infield moved Lopez and Kirwer into scoring position and Lopez came in to score the game’s first run on a Yorman Rodriguez ground ball to third.

After a 1-2-3 first inning, Randy Pondler was roughed up in the second when Wander Franco doubled to left before Aaron Bond put one over the wall in right field to give the Volcanoes a 2-1 lead.

Bond continued to shake and stir things up in the fourth against Pondler with a base hit before moving into scoring position on a wild pitch. After swiping third, Bond would score on a Ricardo Genoves grounder to third to make it 3-1 Salem-Keizer.


Reilly Johnson singled in his first game back from Lansing Sunday.

Vancouver fought back in the fifth when Reilly Johnson picked up a one-out single and Nick Podkul got aboard with a walk against Corry. Lopez loaded the bases when he reached on a Franco fielding error at first. Corry would strike out Kirwer but was burned by his defence again when Mikey Edie botched a Conine fly ball to center to allow Johnson and Podkul to score. Ryan Walker took over for Corry and got Rodriguez to fly out to strand Conine and Lopez at second and third.

Vancouver would regain the lead in the ninth when Sterling Guzman doubled against Jesus Tona and would go to third on a wild pitch with one away. Podkul extended the inning with a two-out walk before Tona threw another to the backstop to allow Guzman to score.

The Volcanoes would send the game into overtime when Edie was hit by a pitch from Fitz Stadler with one out. Christopher Burks came in to pinch-run and he got into scoring position on a Genoves base hit. Jett Manning would load the bases with a single and Kyle McPherson drove in the tying run with a single up the middle. Stadler then induced a 5-4-3 double play off the bat of Diego Rincones to push the game to an extra frame.

Brandon Polizzi was on second base to begin the 10th inning due to being the last out of the ninth. He moved up 90 feet after stealing third and Kirwer walked to put runners on the corners against Sidney Duprey. Conine was then hit by a pitch to load the bases and Rodriguez brought in Polizzi with a sacrifice fly to give the C’s the lead. Jesus Severino was given an intentional walk to set up a force out at every base. Guzman would strike out but Duprey threw one away to the backstop to allow Kirwer to score.

Marcus Reyes took over for Stadler in the 10th and got two quick outs by striking out David Villar and getting Franco to fly out with Rincones still at second base. Robinson Medrano walked and Bond singled to advance Rincones to third. Instead of bringing 2018 second overall pick Joey Bart to pinch-hit, Volcanes manager Hector Borg elected to stay with Burks but he swung and missed at all three Reyes offerings to end the game.

Vancouver Canadians Randy Pondler

Randy Pondler pitched a season-high 6-2/3 innings in Salem-Keizer Sunday.


C's NotesVancouver stole this one plain and simple as they were outhit 12-4 by Salem-Keizer. The C’s did draw six walks and were plunked twice but shoddy Salem defence allowed them to overcome the fact they were 0-for-14 with runners in scoring position with eight men left on base. Guzman had the lone extra-base hit while Podkul was the only one to make an entry in the ‘H’ and ‘BB’ columns in the box score with one hit and two walks. Kirwer was the other Canadian to reach base more than once with two free passes. The Sherwood Park, Alberta native stole his 25th base of the season but trails Eugene’s Fernando Kelli by one for the league lead.

Vancouver Canadians Nick Podkul

Nick Podkul was on base three times for Vancouver Sunday afternoon.

Pondler put in a quality start and got two outs in the seventh after allowing three runs on eight hits. He struck out two and got nine outs on the ground. Stadler stranded a runner for Pondler to end the seventh. Even though he could not preserve the lead in the ninth, Stadler earned his first Northwest League victory with 2-1/3 innings of three-hit ball and one strikeout. Reyes collected his second save of the year.

The final game of this five-game series goes tonight at 6:35 pm. Rob Fai will have the call on CanadiansBaseball.com and TSN 1040 with the pre-game set for 6:00 pm. Northwest League Pitcher of the Week Josh Winckowski (4-4, 2.96) will be on the hill for the C’s. No starter has been announced for the V’s.




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C’s Recap – Home Runs By Rodriguez & Wright Support Estrada As Canadians Defeat Volcanoes

Vancouver Canadians Yorman Rodriguez

Yorman Rodriguez hit his first Northwest League home run to open the scoring in Salem-Keizer Saturday.

C's RecapThe Vancouver Canadians held off the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes at Volcanoes Stadium for a second straight night with an 8-5 victory Saturday. The C’s are the first team to 10 wins in  the second half and their 10-6 record keeps them one game ahead of Spokane and Everett for first place in the North Division.

The C’s scored first for the third straight time in the series but the two-out rally began under ominous circumstances. Griffin Conine lined a shot off the head of Salem starter  and that forced the exit of Santos on a stretcher.

After a 20-minute delay, Yorman Rodriguez belted his first home run of the season on the second pitch of the game from Miguel Figueroa to provide the C’s with a 2-0 lead.

Vancouver doubled its lead in the second when McGregory Contreras led off with a single and Brandon Polizzi walked with one away. A passed ball by Joey Bart and a walk to Otto Lopez filled the bases. Tanner Kirwer scored Contreras with a sacrifice fly before Figueroa’s errant pickoff attempt brought in Polizzi with Vancouver’s fourth run.

Salem-Keizer was able to solve Vancouver starter Jose Espada in the fifth. Jett Manning worked a leadoff walk and moved up on a Diego Rincones hit by pitch and a Joey Bart fielder’s choice. Manning would come in to score on an Espada wild pitch.

Vancouver Canadians Brett Wright

Brett Wright went deep for the fourth time this season in Salem-Keizer Saturday.

Vancouver would go ahead by four runs again in the sixth when Brett Wright whacked one over the left field fence for a two-strike, two-out home run for his fourth home run of the season.

The Volcanoes would score again in the sixth when Aaron Bond was sent to first base on a walk by Troy Miller. Dalton Combs kept the inning going by taking one for the team with two outs before Manning singled to left to score Bond. Miller escaped further damage when Sterling Guzman made a diving stop to his right at second on a ground ball by McPherson and flipped it to Lopez at short to force Manning at second to end the threat.

Vancouver Canadians Tanner Kirwer

Tanner Kirwer knocked home three runs for Vancouver Saturday.

The Canadians would expand their lead in the seventh when Lopez laid down a bunt single against Volcanoes hurler Trevor Horn. Lopez would score all the way from first on a Kirwer double to center. Kirwer would steal third and come in to score on a throwing error by Manning at short after nearly getting picked off.

Miller was back out on the mound in the bottom of the seventh but he did not retire any of the three men he faced. Bart singled to right to score a Rincones leadoff double before  David Villar doubled to right to bring in Bart. Joey Pulido relieved Miller and got Bond out on strikes before loading the bases on a Robinson Medrano walk and a Ricardo Genoves plunk. Combs hit into a 3-6 fielder’s choice to that scored Rincones to make it a 7-5 game. Pulido would strike out Manning to send the game into the eighth.

Polizzi would find his way on base on an infield single to third off Salem hurler J.J. Santa Cruz. A Santa Cruz error on a pickoff attempt, a Lopez infield single to short and a Kirwer sac fly to right allowed Polizzi to score the eighth Vancouver run.

Pulido got the ball to Cobi Johnson in the ninth and he picked up the save to finish a game that clocked in at three hours and 44 minutes.

Vancouver Canadians Jose Espada

Jose Espada allowed just five men to reach base over five innings to earn his third victory of the season.


Vancouver Canadians Griffin Conine

Griffin Conine contributed three of Vancouver’s 13 hits in Salem-Keizer Saturday.

C's NotesThe Canadians racked up 13 hits and four walks and only went down swinging five times. They were 2-for-7 with runners in scoring position with seven men left on base. Conine had a double and two singles to lead the way. Lopez reached base three times with two hits and a walk. Also getting two hits were Rodriguez and Contreras. Kirwer had a double, two sac flies and three RBI and added his 24th stolen base of the year. That ties him with Eugene’s Fernando Kelli for the league lead in swipes. Every C’s hitter got on base by a hit or a walk with eight players recording a hit.

Vancouver Canadians Joey Pulido

Joey Pulido earned his second hold of the year and has given up just two unearned runs over 14-2/3 innings for Vancouver this season.

Espada yielded just one run on two hits, two walks and a hit by pitch over five innings to get the win. Miller was roughed up for four runs over one-plus innings on four hits and a walk. Pulido allowed an inherited runner to score but put up two zeroes on his ledger while walking one and striking out two. Espada, Miller and Pulido all plunked a batter. Johnson struck out the side but one of those strikeouts came when Christopher Bec—who replaced Wright behind the plate in the eighth inning—made a throwing error that allowed Medrano to reach base with one out. Johnson shook that off with a strikeout of Genoves before retiring Combs on a fly ball to center.

Vancouver Canadians Cobi Johnson

Cobi Johnson’s eight saves leave him one back of the Northwest League lead.

Congratulations to Josh Winckowski, the Northwest League Pitcher of the Week. Winckowksi went 2-0 after pitching seven innings of one-run ball against Eugene July 28 and providing six shutout innings against Hillsboro August 4.

Vancouver Canadians Sean Reid-Foley

Sean Reid-Foley is expected to make his major league debut Monday.

Congratulations to 2014 Vancouver Canadians pitcher Sean Reid-Foley who has been promoted from the Buffalo Bisons and is expected to start in Kansas City Monday. Reid-Foley was on the C’s playoff roster four years ago but did not appear in a game.

The C’s and V’s square off in the fourth game of this five-game series Sunday. You can tune in to CanadiansBaseball.com as Rob Fai will have the call for you at 5:05 pm. The lefthander Randy Pondler (3-4, 3.26) is the scheduled starter for Vancouver. A starter has not been named yet for the Volcanoes.



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